Welcome to Pilgrim Community Nursery School, located in Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois.
We are a nonprofit, nonsectarian nursery school serving the community of Oak Park, Illinois and surrounding communities. We welcome children of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and economic situations. Our students represent the rich diversity of the greater Oak Park area.
Pilgrim is accredited by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has received Gold Star designation – the highest possible rating – from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers.
Enrollment Night is Coming!
For new families: We know there are a lot of choices and questions when selecting a preschool for your child. Join us on Wednesday, January 13 where our directors, teachers, and other parents will be on hand to talk about our play-based learning approach. We will show you all the fun and enriching experiences kids have at Pilgrim, take you on a tour through our classrooms, and talk about our exciting programming options for the 2016-2017 school year. Application materials can be picked up that evening, or from the Pilgrim School office beginning the following day. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our community.
For current and alumni Pilgrim families: If you want to hear more about all of the exciting things going on at Pilgrim, including our new programming available to families for the 2016-2017 school year, you are welcome to join us for Enrollment Night. Otherwise, please stop by the Pilgrim office for application materials, or call for details.
Friday Enrichment Enrollment is Now Open
Add something creative and fun to your child’s Fridays! Friday Enrichment classes at Pilgrim Community Nursery School begin on Friday, January 15th. They include a variety of creative programs for children from 18 months to 5 years. The classes are open both to current PCNS families and members of the public.
We have an exciting offering of classes this Winter – from ceramics and cultures, to theater and fitness. All classes meet for an hour on Friday mornings, from 9 am to 10 am. Session One: January 15, 29, February 5,12 Session Two: February 19, 26, March 4,11
More information is available on the Class Description and Registration Form – also available in the school lobby.
Contact contact the school office 708-848-5869 or email program director Rhona Taylor.
Pilgrim Community Nursery School has received the Gold Circle of Quality designation – the highest possible rating – from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers.
ExceleRate Illinois recognizes commitment to quality by early education programs. The Gold Circle of Quality designation recognizes programs that have demonstrated quality on all 15 standards examined, as validated by an independent assessor. Gold Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment, instructional quality, and all program administrative standards; group size and staff/child ratios; staff qualifications; and professional development.
ExceleRate Illinois is administered through INCCRRA under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education. For more information on ExceleRate Illinois and the Gold Circle of Quality designation, visit www.excelerateillinois.com.
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